Courses & Programs

History and Criticism of Film [C]

COURSE CODE: EMS 125

CREDITS: 3

PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101

This course offers an introduction to the study and history of film. It explores the ways in which film creates meaning through both technical and stylistic means. Topics include camera work and composition, lighting, sound, editing, story line, film genres, and basic semiotic analysis. In addition, the course provides an overview of the major movements and representative films that comprise the history of motion pictures. Students will become familiar with methods of film analysis, cultivate the ability to view films within thematic and historical contexts, and gain an understanding of the cultural and aesthetic contributions of the cinema.Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101